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Spiritualized to Release New Album

December 8, 2011  |  1:00pm
Spiritualized to Release New Album

Jason “J. Spaceman” Pierce, the mastermind behind space-rock outfit Spiritualized, recently revealed he’s preparing to release his seventh studio album under this moniker, and his first since 2008’s Songs in A&E. The new album is titled Sweet Heart Sweet Light and is slated to be released on March 19 in the U.K. (a U.S. release is planned for March, but an exact date is yet to be announced).

Sweet Heart Sweet Light has been in development for the past three years, and during its construction Pierce did plenty of globetrotting, recording in Los Angeles as well as Wales and Reykjavik, Iceland, before retreating to his home to tackle the mixing. The end result encompasses 10 tracks and is allegedly more varied and rock-oriented than the downbeat consistency of Songs in A&E.

In an official statement, Pierce said of the album: “This time around, I wanted to do something that encompassed all I love in rock ‘n’ roll music. It’s got everything from Brötzmann and Berry right through to Dennis and Brian Wilson. I’m obsessed with music and the way you put it together and I don’t believe there are any rules.”

None of the studio cuts from Sweet Heart Sweet Light have surfaced on the Internet yet, but some of the new album’s tracks were debuted at Spiritualized’s most recent live shows. You can watch the band perform “”Hey Jane and “”So Long You Pretty Things courtesy of The Guardian.

Spiritualized has announced the official track listing for Sweet Heart Sweet Light and upcoming European tour dates. View the tracks as well as the tour schedule below:

Track listing for Sweet Heart Sweet Light:
1. Hey Jane
2. Little Girl
3. Get What You Want
4. Too Late
5. Heading for the Top
6. Freedom
7. I Am What I Am
8. Mary
9. Life Is a Problem
10. So Long You Pretty Things

Tour dates:

March
16 — Nottingham, U.K. @ Rescue Rooms
17 — Portsmouth, U.K. @ Wedgewood Rooms
19 — London, U.K. @ Hackney Empire
20 – Oxford, U.K. @ Academy
21 – Bristol, U.K. @ Academy
22 – Glasgow, U.K. @ ABC
23 – Belfast, Northern Ireland @ Mandela Hall
24 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
25 – Manchester, U.K. @ Academy

May / June
5/30-6/3 — Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
6/7-10 — Oporto, Portugal @ Optimus Primavera Sound

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